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Elsevier study reveals challenges in finding trusted clinical content online

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04-Sep-15 Nine out of 10 physicians in Asia-Pacific use online search to aid clinical decision-making, yet searching for trusted and updated content is a key priority, reveals a new survey of healthcare professionals conducted for Elsevier by Global Growth Markets. 11% of 210 respondents indicated that there is too much information available, and 10% said they need more training on how to search. [image: CosMedicList]

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Surgical robots to become ubiquitous in Indian hospitals

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13-Sep-15 The days when surgical robots will become a normal feature in Indian hospitals are not far off. “There are 147 surgeons trained in robotic surgeries... Our target is to increase the surgeons trained in robotic surgeries to 300 by 2020,” Mahendra Bhandari, CEO, Vattikuti Foundation said. Robotic procedures in India are expected to cross the 6,000 procedures mark in 2015. [image: The Hindu]

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Indian telemedicine transforms patient evaluation & diagnostics

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11-Sep-15 Indian healthcare will tread the path of advanced telemedicine. It has begun to interface with smart apps and a variety of devices to ensure the patient and doctor get a more complete disease assessment experience. "In 2015, we are witnessing the re-emergence of sustainable models and increased government interest" said Dr. Sunita Maheshwari, president, Telemedicine Society of India, Karnataka Chapter. [image: Fast Company]

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Taiwan well-poised for healthcare in IoT: Google

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10-Sep-15 Taiwan is well-poised to develop web-based smart healthcare services in the long term thanks to its strong presence in the global hardware supply chain, Google Taiwan says. A strength in Taiwan's IoT drive is its excellent medical and health insurance systems, which have done the groundwork for Taiwan to move into smart medical services that require integration with hardware. [image: Wang Ying-hao]

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CFDA approves the use of 3D printed hip implants

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02-Sep-15 The Chinese Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of 3D printed hip implants, which fall into the highest regulated group of medical devices in the country. The approval is expected to be a major breakthrough for 3D printing technology within the medical field. The technology will help in lowering costs. [image: 3ders]

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